GAME, one of the major UK retailers of consoles, hardware and games has announced that it is to close 43 of its outlets and offer redundancy to 247 staff due to the tough market conditions the company is facing for 2010.
Extracts from GAME statement:
â€œWe are committed to evolving our business to make sure it operates as efficiently as possible while consistently delivering the high standards of service our customers demand … we have announced our intention to close 12 Game stores, 6 Gamestation stores, and all 25 of our concessions in Debenhams stores. In each location, we have detailed plans to support the customers and employees.
â€œThe majority of the identified sites are located close to another one of our stores, and we will help each customer affected by a closure to transfer to their nearest store as well as our online offerings.
â€œWe will provide extensive support to the teams in each store. However, with deep regret, we have had to offer redundancy to 247 employees.
It is understood however that they are trying to do their utmost to redeploy roles if possible, and have started consulting with all the affected employees. Another aim is to help each customer affected by a closure to transfer to their nearest store as well as their online store support.